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A couple weeks ago we got a whole lotta snow, which made my winter hiking especially gorgeous.
This first hike is one I did with the awesome Boulder Hiker Chicks.
Spot the wildlife.
Wildlife on the run.
We had all the colors of the rainbow!
Another day, three of us climbed Bear Peak, which is my favorite Boulder hike, although it was unexpectedly tough due to the deep snow still on the trail.
8549 feet up, looking down over Boulder to the east and the mountains to the west. Such an amazing feeling being up there.
Some images from my hikes this week.
Last Sunday I hiked Boulder’s three tallest peaks from south to north—tallest to shortest—with the Boulder Hiker Chicks, an awesome local hiking group that I discovered this fall. We covered over 11 miles and 4200 ft of elevation gain in about 8 hours.
This is the kind of hike that sort of makes you feel like a badass. Until guys in shorts run past you. On multiple peaks.
We had perfect weather—clear, sunny day, blue skies. It was cold when we started and chilly if you stopped moving for long, so we never sat down to eat snacks or anything crazy like that. Eat as you go.
I totally loved this hike and this whole day. It was so beautiful out. We had amazing views. We didn’t see too many other people. Except all those runners who do this in shorts.
We finished up with a celebratory meal at Chautauqua Dining Hall. Overall, an incredible day.
First DITL of 2016! Yay! It was the first day back to school for Lyle, and my first hike of 2016.
However, from this point on, things got confusing. I followed the trail to something that stopped looking like a trail. So I backtracked and took a different trail that went off of it, but after a ways that stopped looking right, too. So then I went back to the first one and tried it again.
So I decided I needed to just hike back the way I came, instead of getting lost trying to find the rest of the loop. Then on my way back I passed yet another trail (also unmarked) so I thought, “This must be it!” So I followed that for a ways…
Then as I headed back I got to the original split, which I’d forgotten about, and I am now pretty certain that THAT’s where I got off trail. But I was worried about time at that point, so I just kept going back the way I’d come.